Delivered in Time
As per usual things are busy busy busy for Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman (Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson) at the DLO; not only is Oliver and Shane trying to work out what their relationship is but Oliver is trying to bond with his father, Joe (Gregory Harrison). When a colleague at the post office passes away it leads to confusion for Shane as she has to contend with Oliver's friendship with detective Dale Travers (Emilie Ullerup), who he has known for years since he use to deliver mail. But between all this, trying to solve a mystery involving a letter sent to Sandy who seems in trouble as well as Oliver and Joe ending up lost and in danger whilst spending the weekend camping, there is plenty for everyone to get their heads around.
Once upon a time I would have said the movies I prefer were those with attention grabbing action and out of this world special effects, but these days I would rather watch a movie with characters who are like friends that you enjoy spending time with. It is why, whilst I have watched them out of order, I have enjoyed the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies which Hallmark have been showing in recent years as the main characters of Oliver, Shane, Rita and Norman are likely family; each of which have their entertaining quirks but also depths. And that is part of what you get in "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You" as we learn more about all the characters from Oliver's childhood, his friendship to Dale as well as the tentative relationship with Shane as the drama of the storyline leads them to really understand their feelings for each other.
But of course there is also the storylines central to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You" and as such on one hand we have an accident in the woods which puts Oliver and Joe in grave danger whilst of course we have a lost letter to be delivered to the rightful owner. I won't go in to detail about this other than to say it is cute and typically amusing as it sees Rita and Norman going on a spicy road trip. But of course it is also touching when it comes to how all of these story elements conclude with Oliver's faith in God's timing stronger than ever.
What this all boils down to is that "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You" is on par with all the other Signed, Sealed, Delivered movies and as such is a joy to watch as it feels like you are spending time with not just old friends but family.